Sleep Apnea (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you will not need treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next. Watchful waiting may be right for you if you snore but are not excessively sleepy during the day.
Watchful waiting may not be right if you notice that your sleep partner snores loudly and heavily, is restless during sleep, and is sleepy during the day. If you think your sleep partner may have periods when breathing stops, suggest that he or she talk with a doctor.
Who to see
Health professionals who can check people who have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
Other health professionals may be able to help you if you have other problems that are caused by sleep apnea. If you:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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